The Great Forever Tomorrow is the second project by Kiwi Productions. It requires Half Life 2 Episode 2 to play. It is a singleplayer adventure through a surreal underground fortress. Features: *Original textures, complete with normal mapping. *Original voice acting and music. *Two new guns! *A story that makes sense (i.e. better than what Gateways, our first project, had). *A variety of gameplay (more than just combat). *Surreal and over the top environments.
A laughable attempt at a philosophical brain-teaser, The Great Forever Tomorrow combines outstanding visuals and unbelievably creative level design with horrible voice acting, annoying false moralism, and an absolutely intolerable difficulty curve.
The game has amazing visuals, amazing environments, amazing puzzles, and an amazing soundtrack to accompany it. But the entire game falls apart once you factor in the trite voice acting, downright infuriating placement of enemies, and incredibly forced symbolism. The beginning of the game is amazing, however by the second half you'll want to blow your brains out. The creativity and ingenuity of the game's mechanics all fall apart when it succumbs to the most basic of all fanmade content tropes, spamming enemies and incomprehensible plot.
The developers attempted to make a thought provoking piece of art, however they seemed to have forgotten that to make something thought-provoking, you need a purpose, put simply: you need to make a point. This game shoves obvious metaphors and falsely moralistic dialogues (which, again, are terribly voice acted) down the player's throat in a desperate attempt to appear profound. But Aristotle did not become a famed philosopher by merely saying "Harumph, life sure does suck sometimes." Simply spamming nihilism does NOT make your game a philosophical masterpiece, neither does naming the centerpiece of the entire game "Prometheus".
The game's one point in terms of plot is essentially that humanity is bad and we should feel bad. And it is such a ******* shame that all the effort that was clearly put into this mod is rendered null by this one swoop of vexatious laziness! I hate the fact that I have to hate this mod! It had so, SO much potential, and honestly, remove the terrible voice acting and all the forced symbolism, and you have a very creative mod!
But, as it stands now, The Great Forever Tomorrow is like Mount Everest — incredible to look at, but unbearable to go through.